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External inspections for Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

The Minister for Home Affairs has today announced that he will be commissioning inspections of the Isle of Man Constabulary and the Fire and Rescue Service, to gain a comprehensive external view of the operation of both organisations.

The Department intends to engage Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services for this work.

Minister Graham Cregeen said:

‘I am confident that the Constabulary and the Fire and Rescue Service provide an excellent service to our community. It’s important though, to ensure that we have external assurance too.

‘In particular I am keen to understand how these vital functions perform in terms of accountability, governance, performance and effectiveness.  I also want to know how well we respond to and seek public input in the way our services are designed.

The Minister added:

‘An inspection will determine how efficient, effective and responsive these important public services are, and highlight any areas for improvement.’ 

Work is currently underway to develop a suitable inspection framework and terms of reference for both inspections, and a timetable will be announced at a later date. 

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